CBS Pulls ‘FBI’ Finale Due To Uvalde, Texas School Shooting
CBS decided to pull the season finale of its procedural drama FBI after the deadly elementary school shooting that unfolded yesterday in Uvalde, Texas left at least 19 children and one teacher dead. It was the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook.
The plot of the episode, which was titled “Prodigal Son,” reportedly involves a young school student who may be responsible for a “deadly robbery.” CBS announced the decision yesterday and re-aired a midseason episode last night instead.
A synopsis for the episode reads: “As the team investigates a deadly robbery that garnered a cache of automatic weapons for the killers, they discover one of the perps is a classmate of Jubal’s son, who is reluctant to cooperate.”
The team allegedly averts a school shooting later on in the episode as part of its climax. It has yet to be announced whether the episode will air at a later date or just be scrapped.
AppleTV+ also canceled a red carpet event celebrating the upcoming season 2 premiere of their dramedy Physical starring Rose Byrne and Rory Scovel.
FBI, which stars Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki and Jeremy Sisto, and was written by Law & Order scribe Dick Wolf, has been a hit for core CBS viewers and has already spawned two sequel series: FBI: Most Wanted and FBI: International.